slightly wonky


Completely random…
December 6, 2010, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Fleeting thoughts...

Okay.  This post is completely random, but I feel compelled to do it anyway.  My son has some alphabet blocks.  They seem somewhat normal.  I believe that all of the letters are represented, but I’m not totally sure.  The set is old, and some are missing.  Anyway, in addition to having letters, the blocks also have pictures on them.  Most of the pictures are recognizable:

That’s a flower.  Got it.

That’s a duck.  So far…so good…

Okay, so this looks like a ship.

But, what is that?  Is that also some kind of boat????

Um…I guess that’s a house…but what the hell is coming off of the side?  Is that a chimney?  Ductwork???

Okay, so what’s that?  A horse?  Doesn’t it also look a little like a dinosaur at the head????

What about that one?  A dog?  Really?  Is that the best that they could do?  This last one is my favorite:

What IS that????  A seal? A cat with no ears?  WHAT????

I realize now that I’ve forgotten one that I meant to include.  If I remember, I’ll add it to the list.  I would appreciate any opinions, as I feel that my visual literacy may be seriously slipping here.  Also, if you feel that I have any of them upside down, etc., please let me know…

I’ll try to do a more compelling post next time…

[okay, here is the image I forgot to include before…see?  doesn’t THIS look sort of like a seal?  But doesn’t it look like it has both flippers, and feet????  Kind of like a seal / bird hybrid?  So, if this is more like a seal, then what was that previous block?]

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LOL! I see you purchased the blocks I designed. Do you remember my famous clam shell from our Dorcas fair? LZ

Comment by Lisa

I LOVED THAT CLAM SHELL!!!! Seriously. SO brilliant. I’m going to call my mother to see if she has squirreled it away in the attic somewhere.

Comment by slightlywonky

I see that the pictures don’t correlate with any of the letters/numbers.

Here are my guesses:

Flower
Duck
Ship
Submarine
House with illegal chimney addition
Horse
Duck
Seal

Comment by felix

Okay. I can somewhat see the submarine. The second duck, though…did you mean “dog”? Or do you really think that looks like a duck? Now, do you still think the last one is a seal, even with the new photo that I included? 🙂

Comment by slightlywonky

flower
Ibis
snail with an Anasazi dwelling instead of a shell
submarine
slot machine
giraffe
balloon dog
an Earless Rex
a seal sitting on a canary…

(just my two cents)

and this was also my all time favorite post…I laughed so hard DH had to come and see what was causing the hysteria (he laughed too). Keep the humour coming!

Comment by Growing Muses




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